The Fox Sports family has added a Hall of Famer to its already star-studded MLB roster for next season.
During Fox’s coverage from Arizona ahead of Super Bowl LVII, Curt Menefee announced that New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter will join the Fox MLB team for the 2023 season.
Jeter took the stage as the announcement was made while hugging his former teammate, Alex Rodriguez, and a good friend in former New York Giants star defensive lineman, Michael Strahan.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
«Never in my dreams did I think we would get together, but here we are. Derek to the Fox family,» Rodriguez said while holding up a Fox baseball jersey with Jeter’s name and his retired No. 2 that he wore with the Yankees.
During a brief interview, Jeter explained why he joined the Fox team this year.
TEAM USA’S WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC ROSTER HELD BY 4 MVP WINNERS
«I was on the set of the World Series in Philadelphia and [David] Ortiz kept showing me his World Series ring. So I thought I’d join the team now so we can put him down a bit,» he said with a laugh.
But while baseball is on the horizon (pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week), it’s all about the last NFL game of the year on Sunday from State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Jeter was asked about his Super Bowl prediction, but we think he already has this telecast thing down his sleeve.
YANKEES LEGEND DEREK JETER COPS WILL WEAR A LEGENDARY GOLD THONG TO COME OUT OF THE FALL
«It’s a little hard for me to choose against Pat [Mahomes] because we played against his father,» Jeter began. «I expect a good game. I’m trying to be politically correct here.»
During his career, Jeter was a 14-time All-Star in his 20 MLB seasons, slashing .310/.377/.440 in 2,747 regular-season games. He was a mainstay of the famed Yankees dynasty from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, racking up four World Series during that time before earning his fifth ring in 2009, the Yankees’ last world championship. .
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
At shortstop, he was a five-time Gold Glove winner and a five-time Silver Slugger. He missed out on being a unanimous Hall of Fame selection by just one vote.